LGBTQ+ Families and Youth


Supporting Your LGBTQ Youth: A Guide for Foster Parents

This factsheet was written for foster parents to help them learn about LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) youth in the child welfare system, the unique risks they face, and the important role that foster parents can play in reducing those risks.

The factsheet outlines specific actions that foster parents can take to create a welcoming home for all youth in their care and to promote youths’ health and well-being in the community.

Also included are links to many resources for more information and support.


Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth: A Guide for Foster Parents

Series Title:  Factsheets for Families
Author(s):  Child Welfare Information Gateway
Year Published:  2021
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Interested in becoming part of the National Foster Parent Association’s Committee on LGBTQ Families and Youth? We would love to have your expertise benefit our membership and outreach programs.

There are a couple of steps to get you set up:



Learn more about our organization by reviewing past Annual Report presentations. Discover what we’ve been working on and our accomplishments in our efforts to support Resource Parents.

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